Richard Drax

Conservative MP for South Dorset

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Richard Drax) represents you, and all of the people who live in South Dorset, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Conservative MP for South Dorset

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Drax campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Health
  • Asylum: Housing
  • Asylum: Portland Port
  • Migrants: Portland
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • General Practitioners

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee ( 2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Recent appearances

  • Cyber-security and UK Democracy 25 Mar 2024

    Bearing in mind all that my right hon. Friend has said, he may be concerned to hear what we have heard in the Defence Committee. English Ministry of Defence companies are having a nightmare in employing those with specialist AI skills from university, because they are all Chinese. Is he aware of that, and what will he do to counter this potential threat to our security?
  • Defence: Armed Forces Readiness 25 Mar 2024

    I pay tribute to my right hon. and gallant Friend the Minister for Armed Forces—I am very sad to hear that he is going. He talks of warfighting. As he knows, I am on the Defence Committee. I would challenge the idea that we are ready to fight a sustained war with the armed forces that we have, and bearing in mind all the threats that we face, that possibility has become very real. Bearing...
  • Income Tax (Charge) 12 Mar 2024

    I refer the House to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is a pleasure to contribute to the Budget debate. Before I talk about a few specific issues, I promised a constituent—a victim of the infected blood scandal—that I would raise the question of compensation if it was not mentioned in the Budget speech. As far as I am aware, it was not, so I ask the Minister...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Woodlands in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Two retail commercial properties in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
From 8 April 2019, agricultural land in Yorkshire: (i) and, from 23 April 2021, (ii). (Registered 11 December 2020; updated 23 April 2021)
From 27 January 2022 (date of transferral), a business property in Barbados: (i) and (ii). (Registered 11 December 2020; updated 10 February 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Morden Estates Company Ltd; property management company (see category 8 below).
ACF Co Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Abbots Court Farm (Charborough). (Updated 11 December 2020)
AMF Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Anderson Manor Farm. (Registered 05 June 2020; updated 11 December 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Beneficiary of a family trust which owns residential property, agricultural land, woodlands and commercial property in Dorset. There are a significant number of properties in each category and some are in joint ownerships with family members and other trusts. They form part of the wider family property businesses known locally as the Charborough Estate. The trust also owns commercial property in Surrey. (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Director of Morden Estates Company Limited (unpaid after 5 April 2021), Midland House, 2 Poole Road, Bournemouth BH2 5QY; property company that manages a number of family-owned properties which form part of the Charborough Estate. (Registered 21 April 2021; updated 21 December 2022)

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